WELCOME TO THE SSBTR WEBSITE!Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference. The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.
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RECENT BRAIN TUMOR ARTICLES
- Posted on 02/28/2014
A new state-of-the-art treatment for brain tumors called Stereotactic Radiosurgery allows doctors to focus a set of X-ray beams on a single point inside the brain, killing cancer cells with a single large dose.
- Posted on 02/26/2014
Researchers have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to “light up” malignant brain tumors and other cancers.
- Posted on 02/24/2014
The St. Jude-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has announced that it has identified the most common genetic alteration ever reported in the brain tumor ependymoma.
- Posted on 02/23/2014
Ependymoma is an aggressive type of brain cancer that primarily affects infants. A comprehensive molecular analysis of these tumors has now been carried out.
- Posted on 02/20/2014
...researchers have designed and tested a small device that can lure brain tumor cells into a killing trap without harming the healthy surrounding tissue.
- Posted on 02/19/2014
Scientists have developed a mathematical method for classifying forms of glioblastoma through variations in the way these tumor cells “read” genes.
- Posted on 02/18/2014
Researchers believe that they have found a way to treat inaccessible tumors by forcing them to move to their deaths using a "tumor monorail."
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